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From Script to Animatic in Storyboard Pro

From Script to Animatic in Storyboard Pro

An 8-week course to learn beginner, intermediate, and advanced skills in Storyboard Pro while creating a storyboard animatic within the program.

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Learn Storyboard Pro like a Professional

Learn Storyboard Pro like a Professional

What is an Animatic? An animatic is usually what you see online when storyboard artists post their best sequences online. They are timed out so they appear to be moving, and fully posed with sounds, music, and dialogue. Essentially that’s what an “animatic” is! What you might not know is that it is entirely possible to build an animatic in Storyboard Pro--and that is what this course sets out to do. You will learn everything from how to draw in Storyboard Pro to learning how to use the 3D camera to input 3D elements into your Storyboards!

Over the course of these 8 weeks, we will be taking one script and building it into an animatic based on an actual production schedule. This will give you the most similar experience to working for an actual studio in a class setting. Whether you are interested in learning advanced skills in Storyboard Pro to create your own projects, or to apply to work for studios, all the skills that you learn in this course will help you with either goal.

Special Discount on Storyboard Pro

As of Fall Term 2023, CGMA students can access educational licenses for Storyboard Pro at a discounted rate of $10.25/month! This rate may only be unlocked inside the virtual classroom, and licenses will remain active for the course duration. Should you have questions regarding this please reach out to registration@cgmasteracademy.com.

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Registration Period
Apr 24, 2024 - Jul 15, 2024
Course Start
Jul 07, 2024

Course Format


Skills Level



8 weeks


Once a week


Individual recordings

Lecture Type

Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Storyboard basics, previous storyboarding classes of some kind is HIGHLY recommended. Recommended course prerequisite: Storyboarding for Animation
Toonboom Storyboard Pro

Instructor will briefly introduce themselves and what they have worked on, ect. | Walk through Installation if needed | Walk through opening the program and explaining the different file settings | Basic Introduction to the SBPro Interface and where things are.

Brief Introduction of the Storyboard Animation Pipeline: Including Thumbs, Roughs, and Cleans. Animatics, and Revisions. | Thumbnail Storyboard Demo | Show how to properly import in a script so students can begin dialogue labeling | Show how to export out a PDF (with dialogue labeling) and have students export out their Thumbs

Introduce the Timeline Workspace and how to time panels | Add Static Camera Key Frames and Camera Moves | Roughs Storyboard Demo | Snapshots for PDF

I will take notes as each student pitches their board, then one at a time will give notes after a live pitch. | This should be both fun and nerve wrecking experience for students | Clean Storyboard Demo | Drawing guides for perspective

Walk through how to import in Audio and sounds into SBPro | The audio WILL have slight changes that have been made to the script. (The students will be tested to recognize these changes and fix them in the script in the next class) 

Introduce the Storyboard Pro Library | Introduce Panel/Scene Color Labeling | Introduce the 3D Camera and show how to use it with 2D elements already in their Storyboard | Show how to export out a Quicktime from Storyboard Pro

As if presenting to a Director, here I can only give notes on the Animatics

As if presenting an animatic after a Director works with an Editor, EVERYONE can give notes. You're the executives. | Apply the final revisions notes and give both exported PDFs and sbpro files to Brittany to splice together into an animatic of everyone's work.

Using the 3D Camera in SBPro 3D-3D Camera 3D Layer Motion You can move CG models arms legs ect independently (like a real rig)

Storyboard Artist
LECTURES BY Brittany McCarthy
Course Start: Jul 07, 2024
Brittany McCarthy graduated from CALARTS in 2013 with a BFA in 2D Character Animation. She is a Storyboard Artist with 8+ years of Industry experience in Burbank/Los Angeles.  Brittany has done storyboards for various companies, including Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Titmouse. She has experience on Prime Time Comedy series, such as “Bob’s Burgers”, Action/Adventure series, such as “Niko and the Amulet of Power” and “Star Trek: Lower Decks”, preschool series with “Santiago of the Seas”, and now Classic Cartoon style shows with “Bugs Bunny Builders”.

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Apr 24, 2024 - Jul 15, 2024
COURSE BEGINS on Jul 07, 2024
From Script to Animatic in Storyboard Pro


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